Lockdown and UniversityWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
If you're finding it hard to concentrate then I can give you a few tips that may help
- first try to write yourself a plan of what you need to complete each week - and then finalise this to what you're going to do on each day.
I find if I don't complete something on such a day then I can either do it a different day or leave it to the weekend which I use for catching up on anything I may have missed/ not completed yet.
-Second, take lots of breaks during your work periods - if you do too much you'll get tired and start procrastinating, which isn't effective study time.
So maybe try 1 hour working followed by a 20 min break - see what works for you!
-You could also try working somewhere outside of your room (if you can), or try working at your desk if you don't already!
I hope this helps!
Eloise - Official Student Rep
My advice would be to take regular breaks and set a deadline for YOURSELF to complete your assignment, this is a productivity hack that will help you get more work done.
Make sure you're getting fresh air too, it's not good to be in the same 4 walls all day.
Best of luck
Amit - Official Kingston Uni rep - Pharmacy Student
I've found it really difficult to focus on uni work over the past few weeks, I think it will just take a bit of time to get back into a routine after the Christmas break. Do you have a routine in place? I try to get up early and do work in the mornings on the days I don't have classes, this means I've got the rest of the day to relax or start on my uni work that's due for the end of the week. We had our exams for two weeks before Christmas and I was really struggling to concentrate but I found that if I spread out my studying throughout the day and had an hour lunch break to go for a walk then I was more productive. I've also found different study spots around the flat where I can get a change of scenery. I'll do my tutorials at my desk in the office then if I need to study later on, I'll do this in the living room where I listen to music.
Hope this helps
Melissa- Student Ambassador
I don't even know anymore, but at least my academic supervisor is really lovely and supportive with everything.
I've been doing my PhD online since the pandemic began, and so many of my peers (including myself) have had to rethink their whole research due to in-person experiments being off the table for most people. Research students are definitely being overlooked for extensions, as we're expected to just carry on like nothing's happened pretty much (as we are already independently studying/researching anyway).